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Fwd: HTTP 1.1 question on "#rule" example

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 1998 13:49:03 -0700
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			- Jim

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In the definition of "#rule", draft-ietf-http-v11-spec-rev-03 states:
  This makes the usual form of lists very easy; a rule such as
  "( *LWS element *( *LWS "," *LWS element )) " can be shown as
I'm confused by the presence of the outer set of parentheses in the
former but not the latter rule.  Wouldn't it be clearer to rewrite it as
"( 1#element )"?

Paul McJones <mcjones@pa.dec.com>
Compaq Systems Research Center, 130 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301 USA
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>than as metasyntactic characters.  Instead, only the inner quotes
>(around the comma) designate literal text.  Perhaps you could rewrite
>this with the two rules displayed on separate lines and not surrounded
>by outer quotes:

Yes, or just use single-quote marks on the outside.

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